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  • Peabody Energy slides after cutting sales forecast Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. cut its sales forecast Thursday after posting a bigger loss in the first quarter, and its shares fell more than 7 percent. The St. Louis company reported a bigger loss than Wall Street expected for its first quarter and its revenue came up short of analyst estimates. Peabody Energy sold 60.6 million tons of coal in the first...

  • Enterprise Financial Services posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    CLAYTON, Mo. _ Enterprise Financial Services Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $9.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $33.7 million.

  • Some police in US looking to body cameras on their own Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:33 AM ET

    Studies of camera use by police in Rialto, California, and Mesa, Arizona, showed steep declines in citizen complaints and in use of force by officers. In the Ohio village of New Richmond, where Kidder's restraint last week in the face of a potentially deadly suspect has drawn wide acclaim, police chief Randy Harvey said the video shows why he'd like to have the...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— An effort by Missouri lawmakers to create statewide regulations for ridesharing companies including Uber and Lyft has received initial approval in the House. Opponents from Kansas City and St. Louis say it would remove cities' ability to protect residents. John Carpenter of Kansas City says the proposal is an example of big business taking...

  • Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide sold by Monsanto Co and is found in hundreds of products sold worldwide by many companies. But some scientific studies have linked it to health problems, and last month a research unit of the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans." Monsanto spokeswoman...

  • UPDATE 1-American Airlines CEO opts for shares, no salary Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    April 22- The chief of American Airlines Group Inc has opted to receive his primary pay in stock starting on Wednesday, drawing union criticism because he has opposed linking the pay of pilots to the company's performance. Parker was paid about $12.3 million in 2014, including a $7 million stock grant. Allied Pilots Association spokesman Gregg Overman said...

  • Two different strains have been discovered in the United States this year. The H5N2 strain is in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. The H5N8 strain has been identified in California and also in Idaho, U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows.

  • O'Reilly Automotive beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ O'Reilly Automotive Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $212.9 million. O'Reilly Automotive expects full-year earnings to be $8.42 to $8.52 per share, with revenue in the range of $7.6 billion to $7.8 billion. O'Reilly Automotive shares have risen 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500...

  • DETROIT, April 22- General Motors Co's return to selling smaller pickups in the United States has resuscitated a moribund market segment, but new data highlights the risk that the automaker's new trucks are cannibalizing sales of higher-priced models. However, beneath the encouraging numbers for the Colorado and Canyon are some less positive trends, said IHS...

  • April 22- DuPont is buying a California- based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market. DuPont's announcement on Wednesday did not disclose how much it is paying for Taxon Biosciences Inc, but said the 15- year-old company...

  • April 22- DuPont is buying a California- based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market. DuPont's announcement on Wednesday did not disclose how much it is paying for Taxon Biosciences Inc, but said the 15- year-old company...

  • Great Southern Bancorp beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ Great Southern Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $11.7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Great Southern Bancorp shares have dropped 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • April 21- Discovery of a strain of deadly avian influenza in a large egg-laying facility in Iowa this week was the latest outbreak of the disease in the United States. The H5N2 strain has been discovered in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Kansas, Arkansas, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Missouri. Following are facts about the U.S. poultry...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 21- Mexico, the biggest buyer of U.S. chicken, has halted imports of live birds and eggs from the U.S. state of Iowa due to an outbreak of deadly bird flu there, the Mexican government said on Tuesday. Mexico and other major countries last month imposed new export restrictions on poultry products from various U.S. states, but a new outbreak has hit top...

  • April 21- Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency said on Tuesday. Currently, Oklahoma is recording 2-1/ 2 earthquakes daily of a magnitude 3 or greater, a seismicity rate 600 times greater than observed before...

  • *Greece default worries keep investors on edge, hit euro. Investors held off making big U.S. equities bets as they waited for more earnings reports and news on Greece, said Scott Wren, senior global equity strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute in St. Louis. Europe's pan-regional FTSEurofirst 300 index closed up 0.93 percent, with Publicis, Sky and ARM...

  • HOUSTON— A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases. Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries said Tuesday, a day after recalling all its products, that it is getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the...

  • CHICAGO, April 21- The spread of a deadly strain of bird flu into an Iowa egg farm accelerated market concerns over how big of a bite the current outbreak could take from the United States' egg and poultry businesses, sending shares of several leading meat companies' down on Tuesday. Minnesota, the largest turkey-producing state in the country, has been the hardest...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis. The Supreme Court agreed in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, who wrote that the state claims at issue are directed at retail pricing within the...

  • Kansas City Southern misses Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kansas City Southern on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $100.8 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.10 per share. Kansas City Southern shares have dropped 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 2 percent.